Thornhill Park School

Thornhill Park School is an independent specialist school based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear for pupils aged 4-19


Our mission is to work together inspiring, supporting, celebrating and equipping autistic and neurodiverse children, young people and adults.

Pupils from THPS Emsworth visited Sunderland City Centre so they could see the Knife Angel. 

When they arrived, they were surprised at how big the sculpture was as well as how many knives were used to make the sculpture. They also discussed how long it would have taken the artist to make it.

The pupils discussed that it had been mentioned some of the knives used in the sculpture had been used and thus seized by the police.

The pupils discussed with staff that the Knife Angel had been about bringing awareness to knife crime. They looked at the flowers and signs surrounding the Knife Angel, in memory for those who have unfortunately lost their lives due to knife crime.